The first Newport Cohesion Cup tournament was held last weekend and we are proud to be a part of it
The football tournament has been organised by Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team Wales (EYST), Gwent Police, Newport Live and County in the Community. The aim is to break down barriers and strengthen relationship between communities.
The first-round match between a team from the South East Asian community and the Yemeni community took place in the Newport International Sports Village, Spytty, on Sunday.
Officers, CSOs and staff from our diversity and inclusion department, attended to show their support and engage with players.
The tournament will run over the summer and will involve teams representing the Bangladeshi, Yemeni, Polish and Sudanese communities from Newport. The winning team will play a police and partners team in a super cup final on 22 August.
Chief Supt Tom Harding said: “We are proud to be part of such a fantastic initiative to bring together our diverse communities in Newport. Building a positive relationship between local policing and communities is so important.
“Projects such as this help to build trust and broaden our understanding of our diverse communities’ needs. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has made this tournament possible and wish all players involved good luck.”